Re: Weekly Vocab #1.1.1 (repost #1)
|From:||Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>|
|Date:||Monday, September 4, 2006, 22:19|
Carsten Becker writes:
> >> 2. werewolf / lycanthrope of some variety
> ayvengaryo (lit. "wolf-man")
Interesting. Did you have a particular reason to decide to reverse
the typical order for compounding? All the languages in which I know
the word 'werewolf' compound it as 'man-wolf'.
I always intuitionally thought 'wolf-man' would be more sensible, so I
wonder whether you thought the same.
When translating it a few days ago, I still sticked to the order all
the other languages I know use.